The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") today announced a $619 million settlement with ING Bank N.V. ("ING Bank") to settle potential liability for apparent violations of U.S. sanctions. Today's settlement is the largest OFAC settlement of any kind to date. The settlement resolves OFAC's investigation into ING Bank's intentional manipulation and deletion of information about U.S.-sanctioned parties in more than 20,000 financial and trade transactions routed through third-party banks located in the United States between 2002 and 2007, primarily in apparent violation of the Cuban Assets Control Regulations, 31 C.F.R. part 515, but also of the Iranian Transactions Regulations, 31 C.F.R. part 560; the Burmese Sanctions Regulations, 31 C.F.R. part 537; the Sudanese Sanctions Regulations, 31 C.F.R. part 538; and the now-repealed version of the Libyan Sanctions Regulations, 31 C.F.R. part 550, which was in effect until 2004. ING Bank's settlement with OFAC is simultaneous with settlements with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia, the Department of Justice's National Security Division, the Department of Justice's Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section and the New York County District Attorney's Office.
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